Skip to main content

Thomas Woolner
, c. 1865

by an unknown artist

gelatin silver photograph (backing sheet: 25.6 x 22.6 cm, image: 8.7 x 6.8 cm)

Thomas Woolner (1825–1892) was a Royal Academy-trained sculptor and member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who came to Australia in 1852 thinking he might make his fortune on the goldfields. He ended up having more success as an artist, completing a number of significant portraits and commissions before returning to England in 1854.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009
Accession number: 2009.137